Ode to the blood moon

Ode to the blood moon

Oh entrancing she in silver light
shines down
what dreams we see are orchestrated
by her stoic, pallid face

and in ten hours hence
a fence will rise
the earth’s girth blocks
her lover’s light
the sun

and so in trembling rage
she’ll pick a different hue
a bloody menstruation
to her face the earth will glue

Diana, Luna, Phoebe
and the million other names that I don’t know
give blessing to the ones tonight
who feast upon your crimson show

we sing, we dance, we chant
we bow to you exalted queen
please lend this solo scribe
a scrap of your immense esteem

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Listening, losing, loving

Listening, losing, loving

She sits nimbly watching pixels flash
where digits of the cosmos dance
through speakers playing Debussy
while frisson sparkles through her skin
entranced at love’s pure ecstasy
and loss

Could all these homosexual affairs
with drunken, swirling crying eyes
be that which brought her here
from him to them to they to her
a love so lost that birds can’t sing
just cry

She does acupuncture on her soul
with each love lost unto the world
and so some eastern healing sage
makes plain her sullen, complex gaze
to change what once was straight
to bent

She makes me mad

She makes me mad

she makes me mad
but not the angry kind
the kind that poets muse about
and doctors can’t explain
the kind that whips my soul about
with S-shaped cracks of thunderous shout
that stab me in my core
I’m a boat without a shore
and more, I’ve lost my mind in lore
like will this union yet persist?
Good oracle there please don’t resist!
Tell my bones what futures heavens hold!
Tell my heart with burning scald
truths from some dead long-haired lord
to save me from this hex
she’s the itch that I can’t fix
oh good goddess please come quick!

You, the trumpet, Blow!

You, the trumpet, Blow!

When we walk
through this circle
called Earth
rising and falling
ebbing and flowing
coming and going
we see
that
The circle plus time is a sine
with periods
nadirs
awkward moments at parties
being alone amongst millions
the throbbing exultation of love
the cracking desert floor barrenness
of separation

Our impulse is to shun and close
to fight the now and hold our nose

But being open is the bliss
the bliss of mixed up happiness
with pain
The subtle rain of “where’d she go?”
but knowing it’s a rightful woe
We sigh and keep on feeling forward going on

I’ve been a soldier locked up tight inside my chest
I’ve seen my fellow transgirls drown in mess
a mess they didn’t make
towers downed by patriarchal quakes
Oh for holy heavens sakes
we go

We dress like fish who scorn the norm
swimming wrong because it’s right
Inside we blow and feed the lamp,
the fire of queerness they want trumped

Sing loud my fellow sisters sing
We’re the song that unseats kings
You’re the trumpet Jericho fears
The walls of “there are only two genders” will unglue
And all the naked emperors will in blushed embarrassment
resign
to you

This is now the noblest time
Parade with me and sing the line
I am love, and you are too
We’re the future, bold and true

I am the sun

I am the sun

I am the sun
that got stuck behind the moon
But moons can be moved
with just enough grace
and fire

Driving home from work
watching a YouTube video
on my dash
That’s how the goddess spoke to me

I met a girl four months ago
right after the solar eclipse
She said she doesn’t have any fire in her chart
But I think I stole some anyway

And now there goes the moon
The light is peeking through
I’m all I have
A fiery one who needs no gun
I am the sun

Convicted love

Convicted love

Someone seeming strong
yet coy
a girl I know
I can’t ignore

Like a candle with no matches
I’m cold and dark, alone

oh here how fate conspired
to grow us up apart
I see the angels spinning gold
but now my heart is left and sold
away

come back to me I cry against the bars
my prison of this sober solitude
is right
I know
but when against this slothful clock
will love resume
and bring her back

I love you are the words I write
against the walls within my cage
I’m stripped bereft like a fallen king
I’ll give my crown to turn the page